Studio 209 presents Toni Latour on our walls through January 2018.
Toni Latour is an East Vancouver queer feminist artist. She works in photography, installation, text-based practices, drawing, video, sound, public and performance art. Toni received her BFA from the University of Windsor in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Western Ontario in 2000. Since 1994 she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows and has received numerous grants and awards in support of her practice. She currently teaches at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia.
Of her installation at 209, she says, "The text-based drawing work in the exhibition provides positive messages to inspire viewers. The text-based oil painting depicts a quirky personal narrative. The prints of birds and houses come from a project called Feels Like Home to Me, where I drew all the houses I ever lived in, along with birds native to the areas I've lived."
Before recorded music was invented, folks would host fabulous concerts in their homes with live performances of classical music, and they called these events "salons"! Studio 209 is proud to host some of Vancouver's most talented musicians for SALON SALON, a casual concert series by local artists. Proceeds from these events are donated to Saint James Music Academy, who teach classical music at no cost to children living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Canada’s lowest income urban neighbourhood.
Studio 209 offers free space rental to musicians who would like to programme their own salon for this series. Intimate 25 person audience capacity. Email us to learn more!